Angelique Salizan

Angelique joined the Alliance in 2020 as the Ohio Policy and Outreach Manager. She manages the Cleveland municipal policy agenda and related legislation at the state level in Ohio. Angelique comes to the Alliance with a wealth of policy experience and has a personal passion for advancing equity. Her career includes roles with the offices of U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Most recently, Angelique served as a fellow with the City of Cleveland Department of Public Utilities. In this position, she assisted with community outreach and engagement strategies to increase public awareness of water affordability programs, served on the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, and worked with local elected officials to advance priorities for the water department. As a fellow, Angelique researched water affordability, lead service line replacement, and infrastructure funding issues. While doing this research, she saw the increased need for environmental justice efforts that bring awareness to the need for equitable access to water.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Angelique was a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) where she managed constituent engagement and policy priorities in the areas of education, child welfare, transportation, and infrastructure. During her time in Senator Brown’s office she pursued notable legislation to protect students from predatory charter school actors, affirmed to stakeholders the Senator’s commitment to infrastructure investment, and advanced policies that protect children and families from separation.

Angelique has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University in New York as well as a Project Management Certificate from the Kent State Center for Corporate & Professional Development in Ohio. Angelique is currently pursuing a Masters in Policy Management from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Her capstone research is on Cleveland Water’s homestead affordability program and she is expected to graduate in July 2020.